News from Grogan's Mill Village Association
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Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter February 26, 2007
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in this issue
-- Woodlands Elections
-- Wal-Mart Construction
-- Noise Wall in Glen Mill
-- The GMVA Has Given $500 Donations to Each of the Four Schools in Grogan's Mill
-- Spring Fun Run
-- Lake Wyndemere Apartments
-- GMVA joins with all the other Villages in opposing the newly approved roofing styles on the condos on Woodlands Parkway and Grogan's Mill Road
-- Apply for the Grogan's Mill Village Scholarship
-- Mailbox Locations Listed on Web Site
-- Spring Flea Market
-- Woodlands Symphony Orchestra

Greetings!

We are interested in your concerns and comments. Please let us know what we should do to make Grogan's Mill a more vibrant community. Send your comments to: suggestions@grogansmillvillage.com.

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Woodlands Elections
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Deborah Sargeant was reelected as the GM resident representative to the Woodlands Community Association. Tom Campbell was reelected as an at- large representative and Walter Cooke has replaced David Witt as an at large rep.

Three new board members were elected to the GMVA,

  • Sally Johnson: she lives on Timber Wagon, her kids are all off at school and she has been very active in scouts, schools and is a tennis player. She has already become the GM rep to the Woodlands Recreation Committee.
  • Glenn Cox: a Houston fireman and a landscape engineer, lives on Meadow Rue.
  • Robie Avalos: is concerned about the future of Grogan's Mill, lives on Red Cedar.
  • Incumbents reelected were Jim Upham, Nick Ransford, Franklin Palmer and Bruce Cunningham


Wal-Mart Construction
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Construction has begun at the new Wal-Mart store on Sawdust. A number of residents on Wind Whisper have contacted us because they have been told by the construction workers that paving is going to be done right up to their property line.

We have been in touch with Wal-Mart and they tell us that drainage coffers are being constructed to keep the water from draining off their site onto the neighboring homes.

We will continue to monitor this situation and if you have concerns please contact us through the GMVA Web site. Dan Avalos is the Board member who is working directly with Wal-Mart.


Noise Wall in Glen Mill
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All the residents living between 82 and 124 North Deerfoot Circle have indicated they would like a noise wall constructed. TxDOT is now looking at this structure which appears to feasible. The original wall would have been from the houses numbered 36 to 136 but four residents have now said they don't want a wall and two have not given a definite response. We will keep you posted.

If you have questions Jim Upham is the local coordinator for this effort.


The GMVA Has Given $500 Donations to Each of the Four Schools in Grogan's Mill
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Lamar Elementary - Lisa Garrison. They will be using the money to fund a butterfly garden in their atrium.

Hailey Elementary - Dr. Pat Nichol. They will be using the money for technology. They are trying to get flat screen monitors for the teachers.

Wilkerson Intermediate School - Marie Hartley. They are in the middle of a library update and will use the money for their Literacy Library for Science and Social Studies.

Knox Jr. High - Gale Drummond. They will be using the money for technology-LCD Projectors.

Koby Brand, a GMVA Board member, has joined the schools Site Board.


Spring Fun Run
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Saturday March 3, 2007 in Grogan's Point Park

This certified 3.1 mile course runs through the neighborhood of Grogan's Point. It is a flat tree-lined course with a tranquil park-like setting. The streets will be monitored by local police with times called at each mile marker.

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Lake Wyndemere Apartments
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It appears that 360 new apartments will be constructed on the south side of Sawdust Road next to Grogan's Point. The Houston Planning Commission approved the changes from single family to apartments.

More importantly the Montgomery county engineer, Mark Mooney, and Precinct 3 Commissioner Ed Chance have stated the buildings meet the Montgomery County building requirements. Building requirement in Montgomery County are limited to basic items like drainage issues, encroachment on flood plains, sewage and street issues.


GMVA joins with all the other Villages in opposing the newly approved roofing styles on the condos on Woodlands Parkway and Grogan's Mill Road
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The officers of all the village associations in the Woodlands meet quarterly to discuss issues of common interest and concern. At the January 31 meeting all the villages agreed that the new shiny aluminum roofing materials now being applied to these new town houses and condominiums is not consistent with the standards that have been developed by the WCA and TWA.

We were all concerned that this very different style from has been approvable will destroy the ability to main existing covenants in the whole community. We have asked that the roofs be made consistent with existing standards that are applied in other parts of The Woodlands.

The new buildings are in the area controlled by The Woodlands Association and are in Grogan's Mill for voting purposes. The Woodlands Development Company has established a new East Shore Design Committee with new standards that allows these construction materials.


Apply for the Grogan's Mill Village Scholarship
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Each year, the Grogan's Mill Village Association, serving on behalf of the residents of the community, raises funds for and awards several $1,000 scholarships to outstanding local students pursuing higher education. This scholarship is intended to recognize and encourage a spirit of community involvement and good citizenship among students residing in the village.

Scholarships are open to all graduating high school and current college students and who are residents of Grogan's Mill are at the time of application. Applicants must also be in good standing at their school at the time of application. Applicants may attend either a 2 or 4 year college or vocational school.

Completed applications must be mailed post-marked no later than April 1, 2007 and applications are available on the Grogan's Mill Web site.

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Mailbox Locations Listed on Web Site
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The Grogan's Mill Web site now has a listing of mailboxes around Grogan's Mill Village, complete with pickup times. The next time you have a piece of mail that needs to go out that day, check our Web site to find the nearest mailbox.

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Spring Flea Market
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The Woodlands Spring Flea Market will be held Saturday, March 17, 7:00-10:00 a.m., at the Town Center Parking Garage. This garage is located at the southwest corner of Six Pines Drive and Lake Robbins Drive, adjacent to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Shopping at the flea market is free to the public. Homeowners wishing to sell used household goods can purchase booth space at the market. Tickets for booth spaces will go on sale Saturday, March 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., near Randalls Supermarket in the Panther Creek Village Center. Any booth tickets remaining after that date will be available at the Community Associations Building, 2201 Lake Woodlands Drive, directly across the street from The Woodlands United Methodist Church.

Booth prices are $45 for residents, $70 for non- residents and $100 for Commercial sellers. Samples, craft items and new merchandise are considered commercial. Each booth space consists of two parking spaces and allows entry for two vehicles. A vehicle and trailer requires the purchase of two booth spaces, and one additional vehicle is allowed. Trailers are limited to a maximum bed length of 12 feet. The maximum height limit for vehicles, trailers and their loads is 7 feet. There will be no space for vehicles exceeding this height limit. There will be a charity truck and dumpsters for unsold merchandise after the flea market.

The GMVA gets a share of the proceeds from the flea market. These funds are used to support our scholarship program. If you would like to help us in this effort by volunteering to assist at the flea market, please contact any member of the GMVA.


Woodlands Symphony Orchestra
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The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra's next concert is on Saturday, March 24th at McCullough at 7:30pm. The orchestra will perform music written by students from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University that has been written to describe original art from students in CISD fine arts program.

If you are interested in joining a local group that meets before or after the performance let us know at Bruce@gmva.org.



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